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Jo is a French comedy film, originally released in 1971. It is known in English-language territories either as Joe: The Busy Body or The Gazebo. It was directed by Jean Girault and stars Louis de Funès as playwright Antoine Brisebard, Claude Gensac as an actress and his wife Sylvie Brisebard as well Bernard Blier as inspector Ducros.

<i>Jo</i> (TV series) French TV series (2013)

Jo is an English-language French police procedural television series created by Canadian-American screenwriter René Balcer of Law & Order fame with French writing team Franck Ollivier and Malina Detcheva, known for the mini-series Lost Signs, and primarily directed by Charlotte Sieling known for The Killing and The Bridge. It is co-produced by the French Atlantique Productions and the Belgian Stromboli Pictures companies in association with broadcast partners TF1, RTBF, Sat.1, ORF and RTS.

<i>Tales of Us</i> 2013 studio album by Goldfrapp

Tales of Us is the sixth studio album by English electronic music duo Goldfrapp, released on 6 September 2013 by Mute Records. In June 2013, the duo embarked on the Tales of Us Tour to promote the album.


Jo is a given name, often a short form (hypocorism) of Joanna, Joseph, Josephine, George, etc. Notable people with the name include:

Jô Brazilian footballer

João Alves de Assis Silva, known as or João Alves, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Japanese club Nagoya Grampus.


Jordan Arab country in Western Asia

Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab country in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and the east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and Israel and the Palestinian West Bank to the west. The Dead Sea is located along its western borders and the country has a 26-kilometre (16 mi) coastline on the Red Sea in its extreme south-west. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural centre.

.jo is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Jordan. A local contact is required to register a domain name under .jo. It is administered by NITC.

JALways airline

JALways Co., Ltd. (JAZ), formerly Japan Air Charter Co., Ltd., was an international airline registered in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan, with its headquarters and its main hub at Narita International Airport. The airline had a secondary hub at Osaka's Kansai International Airport. Its operations included scheduled and non-scheduled international passenger services to 15 high-density low yield tourist destinations in nine countries using a fleet of Boeing only aircraft wet-leased from Japan Airlines.

Other uses

A (杖:じょう) is an approximately 1.27-metre (4.2 ft) wooden staff, used in some Japanese martial arts. The martial art of wielding the jō is called jōjutsu or jōdō. Also, aiki-jō is a set of techniques in aikido which uses the jō to illustrate aikido's principles with a weapon. The jō staff is shorter than the . Today, the jō is still used by some Japanese police forces.

<i>Ken</i> (unit) measurement in Japanese architecture; today standardized as 20/11 metres

The ken (間) is a traditional Japanese unit of length, equal to six Japanese feet (shaku). The exact value has varied over time and location but has generally been a little shorter than 2 meters. It is now standardized as ​1 911 meter.

<i>Journal Officiel de la République Française</i> government gazette of the French Republic

The Journal Officiel de la République Française is the government gazette of the French Republic. It publishes the major legal official information from the national Government of France and the French Parliament.

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